Since 2010 »EGO | Europäische Geschichte Online« (http://www.ieg-ego.eu) is accessible online. This publication platform examines 500 years of modern European history by transcending national, disciplinary and methodological boundaries. Ten thematic threads – concerned with aspects of religion, politics, science and law, art and music as well as economics, technology and military history – offer a systematic approach to accessing processes of intercultural exchange which exceed public, national and cultural limits. These scientifically reviewed articles link illustrations, written sources, statistics, animated and interactive maps as well as audio and film documents.
At the symposium we will discuss and document the achievements of EGO for the historical sciences. After a build-up phase stretching over several years the concept and realisation of EGO shall be critically appreciated and options for refinement will be discussed. Consequently, editors shall be involved in a dialogue with external experts, authors and users. The findings will be presented on the EGO-website in English and German.
The main question of the symposium aims at the realisation of the multiperspective approach of EGO – a history of Europe focussing on communication and transfer in central spheres of life and activity.
Three dimensions of perspective are central: (1) the interdisciplinary positioning of editors and authors, (2) their rootedness in national and specific national language-based traditions of research as well as (3) the prospects and challenges of providing a “cross-linked”, multimedia-based history of Europe on the internet. For each of these aspects we want to find out in what ways EGO differs from other comprehensive representations/ offerings of European History (in print or online) or enhances established standards.
P r o g r a m [all sections in German]
Monday, 4th November 2013
What specific perspectives are introduced to EGO by the individual historical disciplines? In what ways do the participating disciplines profit from the concept of the transferts culturels on which EGO is based? How do these disciplines work together scientifically – is EGO a transdisciplinary, an interdisciplinary or a multidisciplinary project?
| introductory note_Helmuth TRISCHLER (Munich),
EGO-editor for the History of Science and Technology
| Comment_Immacolata AMODEO (Loveno di Menaggio), General secretary of the Villa Vigoni
| Chair_Johannes PAULMANN (IEG Mainz), EGO-main editor (with Irene Dingel)
In what ways does the editors’ national background influence the selection of topics and authors? What are the prospects and limits of the programmatic bilingual range of EGO? How do (non-)English native speakers receive the translation of German-language articles? Are there any conceivable alternatives to the concept of “translation”?
| Introductory note_László KONTLER (Budapest), EGO- editor for the History of Ideas
| Comment_Marco JORIO (Bern), chief editor of the »Historisches Lexikon der
| Chair_Claudine MOULIN (Trier), director of the Trier Center for Digital
3_ Multi-Inter-Trans-Mediality (17:00–18:15)
How do scientific texts and illustrations, audio and video elements in EGO relate? In which contexts do multimedia elements illustrate the text, in which contexts do they add to the text’s line of argument? Which disciplines and scientific institutions profit particularly from the multimedial linkage of EGO-articles? Do internal links to other EGO-articles improve the visibility of communicative ‘nodal points’ of European history which have been neglected so far?
| Introductory note_Jürgen WILKE (Mainz), EGO-editor for the History of Media and Communications
| Comment_Alexander BADENOCH (Paris),
Laboratoire d’ Excellence »Ecrire une nouvelle histoire de l’Europe«
| Chair_Wolfgang SCHMALE (Vienna)
Reception (starting 18:30)
Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG)
Frau Claudia Falk
Alte Universitätsstraße 19
Tel. + 49 (0) 6131-39 394 79
Fax + 49 (0) 6131-39 353 26
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